By Summer Brons
Hong Kong
China
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Located on the southeast coast of China, in the South China Sea, is the island of Hong Kong. This bustling metropolis is a both a thriving business hub and a wonderful place to vacation when seeking the thrill of cultural experience. EscapeWizard.com invites you to book your Hong Kong adventure with us!

Flying into Hong Kong is both efficient and enjoyable thanks to the state-of-the-art Hong Kong International Airport (HKG). This modern airport has received numerous awards for its comprehensive design and array of traveler services and facilities, even offering ferries to Mainland China in addition to direct access to taxi, bus and train transportation. You can book your flight to HKG with EscapeWizard.com by clicking (www.escapewizard.com/flight.php) to take advantage of our great low rates on airfare. We can help with your hotel needs, too. Just click (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) to browse available accommodations in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong is delightful blend of well-planned urban development, scenic landscapes and ample green space throughout the island. With a history as rich as the island itself, EscapeWizard.com encourages you to visit some of Hong Kong’s many heritage sites to learn more about this fascinating place. You can start by touring some of the more than 600 temples around the island, each showcasing authentic culture and brilliant architecture. Some of these temples include: Chi Lin Nunnery and Nan Lian Garden, Lo Pan Temple, Sha Tin Che Kung Temple, Hung Shing Temple, and Che Kung Temple, just to name a handful.

You’ll also want to be sure and visit Hong Kong’s diverse offering of museums. Major collections include the Hong Kong Heritage Museum, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong Museum of History, and the Hong Kong Science Museum. EscapeWizard.com notes that there is also a wide selection of special interest museums for your enjoyment, such as the Hong Kong Space Museum, Maritime Museum, Film Archive, Cultural Center, and Correctional Services Museum, among many others.

Perhaps the most memorable faucet of Hong Kong is Victoria Harbour. This gorgeous harbour yields stunning views of the city, especially at night, and attracts visitors from around the world. You’ll surely want to catch “A Symphony of Lights,” a stunning multimedia show with lights and lasers, incorporating more than 40 skyscrapers around Victoria Harbour. Boarding a nighttime cruise to view this symphony from the water is an even more amazing experience. EscapeWizard.com also urges you not to miss the views from The Peak, another highly popular Hong Kong attraction. You’ll scale The Peak via Peak Tram, which climbs about 1,200 feet for a truly spectacular birds-eye view of the city below.

To mingle with the locals and enjoy the pleasures of shopping and dining, head to the Lan Kwai Fong and SoHo districts. Lan Kwai Fong hosts a variety of clubs, restaurants and bars, making it an ideal spot to enjoy the Hong Kong nightlife. SoHo is along the famous Hollywood Road and offers an array of international restaurants, and the particularly unique Guinness World Records certified longest covered escalator in the world. EscapeWizard.com assures you that wonderful shopping can be found all around downtown Hong Kong, from the trendiest fashions to local collectibles.

Finally, no trip to Hong Kong would be complete without visiting the iconic giant Buddha. This bronze statue is the world’s tallest, sitting atop the Ngong Ping plateau on nearby Lantau Island, and took more than ten years to complete. Bring comfortable shoes if you plan to get up close and personal with the Buddha, as you’ll be climbing 268 steps to reach the top of the plateau. Be sure to explore the rest of the Po Lin Monastery while you’re there, as much can be explored amidst the beautiful mountains in which the grounds are located.

With far more to see and do than we can possibly explain here, a trip to Hong Kong is an absolute must for any travel enthusiast. Book your vacation to one of the most vibrant islands on Earth with EscapeWizard.com and experience the culture and heritage for yourself!
Hotels in Hong Kong
By Joanna Lee
JW Marriot Hong Kong
Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Hong Kong, China
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Located ideally in the cultural mecca of Hong Kong, the JW Marriot Hong Kong is easily accessible to visiting travelers. The hotel is reachable by several transportation options; the Hong Kong International Airport, the Macau International Airport, and the Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport are all located nearby as well as the bus, train, and subway stations. For drivers, valet and off-site parking is available for a small hourly fee; on-site parking is also available to drivers hourly or daily for a nominal fee. Guests can begin checking-in at 2 p.m. and check out at 12 p.m.  Video checkout and review billing is available.

The JW Marriott has a number of rooms with sweeping views of the city ready for your stay. There are deluxe rooms, premier rooms, executive rooms, and suites with either a king bed or two double beds available. All rooms are prepared with a mini refrigerator, an in room safe, a mini bar, complimentary bottled water, and business features such as dual-voltage electrical outlets and two-line phones. Executive rooms and suites provide access to the executive lounge, which offers complimentary breakfast and snacks throughout the day, beverages, and business services. Guest rooms are equipped with wired and wireless high-speed Internet access. Mobility access rooms are available.

To make your visit to Hong Kong a more enjoyable one, the hotel offers a number of convenient services, such as babysitting, a foreign currency exchange, and room service around the clock. There are also facilities to meet your needs during your stay, like the fitness center and pool. When dining, make your reservation at any of the numerous upscale restaurants at the hotel. There are also several places nearby to eat outside of the hotel like Mizuki Japanese Restaurant, Thai Basil, or Grappa’s Ristorante. Local attractions include the Stanley Market, Tai O Fishing Village, Clock Tower, racecourses, and A Symphony of Lights at Victoria Harbour. Available activities in the city include scuba diving and snorkeling, sailing, golf, jet-skiing, and surfing. Or treat yourself at the Elemis Day Spa, which offers a variety of treatments, from massages to body scrubs.

Known and recommended by guests for families, couples, business, and shopping, make your Hong Kong experience complete by staying with the JW Marriott Hong Kong. To begin your stay, click here: (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).
Hotels in Hong Kong
By Gracie Linden
W Hong Kong
1 Austin Road West, Kowloon Station, Kowloon, Hong Kong
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Located in the bustling Union Square neighborhood of Kowloon, the W Hong Kong Hotel is as chic as its surrounding environs.  Kowloon is home to the Hong Kong Cultural Centre and the Nathan and Canton Road’s “golden mile of shopping.” Just a short stroll from the hotel is the waterfront and ferry to the Central district – the heart of the city’s entertainment and commercial offerings. The W Hong Kong itself is just 8 miles from Hong Kong Airport (HKG) and is walking distance from the Airport Express train station. The hotel provides complimentary valet parking for guests.

With 393 guestrooms and a variety of suites, the hotel can accommodate all types of travel. Rooms are sleek and luxurious and each comes with the signature W Bed with four hundred thread count linens and goose down pillows and bedding. All rooms are equipped with LCD televisions and iPod docking stations, and the bathrooms feature Rainforest showerheads. Wireless internet is complimentary in the lobby and available for a small fee within the guestrooms themselves.

The W Hotel Hong Kong boasts two world-class restaurants: Kitchen, a casual modern bistro, and Sing Yin which serves authentic Cantonese cuisine. The hotel offers 24 hour in-room dining while lighter fare and cocktails can be found at both Woodbar and Wet Deck, the poolside lounge. The heated rooftop pool and outdoor Jacuzzi have spectacular panoramic views of the Victoria Harbor and Union Square skyline. Inside the hotel itself, guests have access to the Bliss Spa and Fit gym, as well as a large business center. Beyond the hotel, the W Hong Kong provides complimentary shuttle bus transportation, and through its WhateverWhenever service, the hotel concierge will help with any and all arrangements.

Should you ever want to leave, checkout from the hotel is noon. Kowloon is an exciting and lively district with easy access to the rest of cosmopolitan Hong Kong and the W Hong Kong is a fantastic destination, easily booked through EscapeWizard.com (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).
Hotels in Hong Kong
By T. S. Hori
Le Meridien Cyberport
100 Cyberport Road, Hong Kong
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Nestled into its’ contemporary environment just two and a half miles from the bustling Macau Ferry Pier, Le Meridien Cyberport boasts awe-inspiring views of the South China Sea.  A taxi or limo can have you at the front desk in just over thirty minutes from Hong Kong International Airport.  If you prefer more freedom, valet park your rental for a nominal fee.  The hotel also offers a shuttle connecting to public transit.

Once you relax into one of Le Meridien’s chic “Smart Rooms”, fear not, for high speed internet access is with you (for a fee).  Technology is never farther than your fingertips on the remote, which controls a drool-worthy 42-inch Plasma TV.  Docking stations for iPods & iPhones are provided in every room, as well as soothing marble baths with rain showers.  However, you would have to make a special request for the “Soothing Corner” rooms where your nose will thank you for the oil aromas floating in the air, and the rest of your body can enjoy soaking in the deep water of the stand-alone tub. The modern design of the bathrooms will prove to be exactly the indulgent, resort-style escape you were hoping for.  You have the option to snuggle up in a large king size bed, or share the room with two twin beds, all of which will be inviting you in with their 100% Egyptian linens.  Other rooms and suites are available as well, offering panoramic ocean views.

When you are revitalized and ready to explore again, venture out of your hotel room to enjoy all of the plentiful amenities the hotel offers, which includes a gym, sauna, steam room, cinema, and so much more.  If you are not able to leave your work at the door, bring it with you to the virtual business center.  When your muscles are ready to work out, the health facility provides the motivated fitness buff with top-of-the-line exercise equipment where you can jog along on the treadmill to your heart’s content (literally), while gazing out upon stunning ocean views.  After a sweat session, take a quick dip in the beautiful outdoor pool, then warm your muscles back up in the Jacuzzi until you are ready for another nap!

EscapeWizard.com can help you book your reservations now.  Simply click here to get started today (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl)!
Hotels in Hong Kong
By Shaina Amienyi
Mandarin Oriental
281 Gloucester Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, China
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The Excelsior Hotel is an excellent choice for those traveling to Hong Kong. Only ten minutes from the Center, Hong Kong’s business district, this hotel is especially popular with business travelers. Excelsior guests have the luxury of views overlooking Victoria Harbor and quick access to restaurants and shops in the Causeway Bay area.

This large, deluxe hotel has 864 rooms, many of which have views of the harbor. Rooms come with a king, queen, or twin beds. Guests can enjoy watching over 40 satellite and cable channels or on-demand movies on the flat screen TV. If guests cannot find the refreshments they are looking for in the mini bar and refrigerator, they can order room service anytime during the day or night. Rooms also feature an in-room safe and an iPod docking station with a radio and alarm clock.

Book an Executive Club room and you will receive welcome amenities upon arrival, and you can take advantage of express check-in and checkout. Executive Club guests have access to an exclusive executive lounge, free use of the Excelsior Fitness Center, and discounts in various retail and dining outlets. Other perks include nightly turn-down service, free in-room internet access, complimentary press service of one suit or dress per day, and complimentary executive breakfast, snacks, afternoon tea, and cocktails. Suites are upgraded with an all-in-one color printer and the Alfie home entertainment DVD/VCD iPod system.

With the Excelsior Fitness Center and nearby jogging tracks, beaches, and yacht clubs, vacationers can easily find somewhere to exercise or experience outdoor fun. When you are tired from sightseeing and activities, come indoors to the spa area of the fitness center where the sauna, stem rooms, and massage treatments will help you rest and relax.

Dining at the Excelsior is a unique, elegant experience. Guests have their choice of the Espresso Bar for coffee, the lounge for drinks, and the Café on 1st for à la carte food items. The hotel features three full restaurants serving Cantonese, Italian, and other international dishes.

The Excelsior Hotel Hong Kong is surrounded by magnificent scenery and top attractions. This luxury hotel is ideal for business guests because of its proximity to the business districts and leisure travelers because of its room features and recreational facilities. To reserve a room at the Excelsior Hotel, simply click on the link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) to EscapeWizard.com.
Hotels in Hong Kong
By Sarah Hay
Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers
20 Nathan Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong
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Discover the mysteries and wonders of Hong Kong, when you stay at the Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers, located at the beginning of the Gold Mile in Kowloon. The hotel is found just 35 minutes from Hong Kong International Airport, and is near the mass transit railway and ferry terminal, along Victoria Harbor. The hotel is also near local corporate offices General Electric, Mattel, Motorola, and Black and Decker. The Hong Kong Space Museum and Planetarium, as well as the Hong Kong Museum of Art, are also within easy access of the hotel. Come relax and renew yourself and enjoy the best of Hong Kong at the Sheraton.

The 782 guest rooms provide exquisite views, along with great standard amenities, such as 37” flat screen televisions, high speed Internet access (for a fee), free daily newspapers, iPod docking stations, mini bars, refrigerators, tea and coffee makers, walk-in showers, slippers and bathrobes, hairdryers, dual-line speakerphones, and work desks with ergonomic chairs. Check-in time is 3 p.m., and check-out is 12 p.m.

The Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers also features a health club, with a rooftop pool, three heated Jacuzzis, as well as massage treatments, to help you unwind. There are limousine and airport shuttle services available, along with travel services, translation services, a hair salon, currency exchange, and concierge.

There are several restaurants on site, as well as lounges and café. For events, the hotel offers 14 function rooms, covering 15,000 square feet of meeting space. These spaces can accommodate up to 600 guests, and there are banquet and event specialists on site to help you plan the perfect day. So, when you next head to Hong Kong, on business or personal travels, stay at the Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers. To find the best rate at this hotel, trust the experts at EscapeWizard.com and follow this link: (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).